So what hiding in the most recent My Beauty Box? Quite a lot actually. It’s spa day inspired, so they filled it with Missha Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask (I got Pomegranate), Cattier face scrub, Macadamia sample – I got the shampoo, Kneipp Bio body oil and a Yankee Candle from the summer collection, I got Peach. Two more products were hiding in my box, but I believe they were a part of the previous box: L’Oreal Caresse in 706 Coral me Back and Tanya Burr nail polish in Bright and Early. A generous box, I must say and a nice selection of products whether you’re planning to have a spa day or not.
My Beauty Box costs 12 € plus shipping and it’s available for Slovene residents. You can get it here.
706 Coral me Back
I’ve never seen this version of Caresse before. I have the original version that I got years ago in a very similar shade called Dating Coral. The original ones were silver/clear and these version have a white body with a transparent coloured cap, but the design of the packaging it the same. It’s basically a lip balm, not even that much tinted and it’s more clear/glossy on the lips unless you really go to town with it. The formula is lovely – soft, moisturising and doesn’t form a “vaseline layer” on the lips. It’s got a gentle sweet, a bit vanillary scent. As a lip balm it’s lovely.
TANYA BURR Nail Polish
Bright and Early
I’m certain Tanya was inspired by Essie’s Cute as a Button shade when making this colour. It’s a bright pinky-coral shade, one of my summer favourites and it has a simple creamy finish. The formula is very thick, in fact it reminds me of gel formulas, but since it’s a regular formula it doesn’t even itself out as well, which means you need to put a bit more effort into application to make it even. It is very pigmented, almost a one coater and with a second coat you’re basically just fixing mistakes.
MISSHA Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask
I’ve only tried one sheet mask before and it was from Montagne Jeunesse which put me off from these type of masks because it feels like a wet cloth on the face. This one is vastly better. It’s very, very saturated with product, but because it a gel, slightly slimy consistency, it doesn’t drip or feel normally wet, more like a serum-wet if you get what I mean. The fabric is nice and soft, I much more enjoyed it than that cold, weird one from Montagne, but it’s again too big for my petite face, so I needed to scrunch it up in some places. It doesn’t have much of a scent, barely any, so it will appeal also to those who dislike scented products. The skin feels a bit sticky when you take of the mask after 20 minutes and the serum remains on the skin until the morning. My skin was definitely still tacky when I woke up. Since the sheet is so saturated you can reuse it if you don’t find it weird or at least squeeze out the extra and have some serum for later use. In terms of effect, I can’t say I noticed any great immediate results, my skin was moisturised and that’s it, however, I have to say that in this week after the use, my skin is really behaving and looks so good I’m not even wearing foundation (but I have been using a lot of new skin care products recently, I’ll talk about them sometime later).
CATTIER Gommage Argile Heilerde Peeling
I’ve never heard of this brand before. This is a clay based (it says white healing clay) scrub with relatively harsh particles, which I actually like, but there could be perhaps a bit more of them, though I’m sure most people would find there are plenty. It needs a bit more effort to wash off because the clay is thick and sticks to the face, basically it’s a regular clay mask, but with scrubby bits. The scent is strong and not particularly pleasant to me as, it’s a bad kind of lavender scent, almost alcoholic and sour. Apart from the scent, it’s a nice product.
KNEIPP Bio Hautől
I think this is supposed to be similar to Bio-Oil, since it promises to help heal scars and stretch marks among other things. I don’t have any of those, so I won’t be able to tell if it works, but it is a nice oil -light, not terribly greasy (still it takes time to sink in) and it helps with dryness. It has a nice citrusy scent that I quite enjoy. It think it’s cheaper than Bio-oil, so it might be worth trying it as a replacement.
MACADAMIA NATURAL OIL Rejuvenating Shampoo
I really like the hair oil from this brand, the mask not so much, even though everyone loves it and this shampoo did neither wow me nor disappoint me. I got a 10 ml sample, which for any normal person would be more than enough, but I have thick hair that’s lower-back-length, so it wasn’t quite enough for my regular double-wash routine, meaning I couldn’t test it alone without using another shampoo (it made me realise how much shampoo I actually use!). It doesn’t foam much because it’s a SLS/SLES free shampoo, so that’s to be expected and I didn’t feel it nourished my hair that much, but neither left them squeaky clean and light. Scent was nothing special, I don’t even remember it. I’ve been wanting to try this shampoo for a while, so I’m glad I finally had the chance, but I won’t be purchasing it.
YANKEE CANDLE Summer Peach
I was so happy to receive this in the box. Anything with peach gets me exited and I had my eye on this one, but unfortunately we don’t have many Yankee Candles where I live (just the best sellers in Műller), especially not limited editions and I’m glad I got a chance to try it. It’s not a proper peach scent, instead it’s more sweet, artificial, but still fresh and when I gave it to people to smell without showing them the label, they all surprisingly said it smells like strawberries. When it burns it’s more of a milky peach scent and the projection of it is medium, the scent itself is more on the light side, but it’s noticeable when you come (back) to the room. I find it lovely, though it’s not as good of a peach scent as the Pesca candle from Eurospin.
Have a great day!